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About the Resort
Welcome in Val d’Isere

In the heart of one of the world’s most famous skiing areas, the unique setting of Val d’Isere offers you the very essence of great skiing and alpine atmosphere.


Combined with Tignes, the Espace Killy offers the most beautiful ski area in the world


2009 World Alpine Skiing Championships - Val d’Isere has produced many Olympic champions: Henri Oreiller, Marielle and Christine Goitschel, Jean-Claude Killy and Ingrid Jacquemod who is currently on the French team. Val d’Isere shares these ambassadors’ passion for competitive skiing and regularly hosts important international competitions including the famous “Critérium de la Premiere Neige” and the forthcoming World Alpine Skiing Championships in 2009.


Mathieu Bozzetto (left) - Snowboard World Cup dual slalom champion five times over and overall winner of the World Cup series twice.

The village
Nestling at the end of a valley, Val d’Isere is first and foremost a charming village which has developed over the years whilst retaining its authenticity.
The village is a haven of peace, where everything possible is done to make life easier for holiday makers :
- ski directly to and from numerous chalets
- free shuttle bus system for easy transport around the resort
- a wide choice of accommodation – something for everyone
- Val d’Isere is unique, an authentic village where holiday invariably signifies pleasure

Skiing Area
Val d’Isere is a ski resort famous the world over for the multitude of skiing possibilities it offers for beginners or experts alike. The skiing area benefits from an exceptional situation :
- a remarkable site
- fantastic snow
- 300 km of slopes
- 89 skilifts
- a season which lasts from the end of November till the beginning of May
A kingdom of competition and leisure skiing :
- legends such as Henri Oreiller and Jean-Claude Killy
- organiser of important events such as the Alpine Skiing World Cup, the 1992 Winter Olympic Games or the future 2009 World Alpine Skiing Championships.

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Eat Val D'Isere

A Michelin star for the "Barmes de l’Ours"
Opened in December 2003, this establishment is without a doubt one of the finest hotels in the Alps.
Gastronomy and luxury go hand in hand, and Alain Lamaison added that extra touch of culinary class. Master Chef of French cuisine with two Michelin stars to his credit, and proud holder of the “Best Chef in Corsica” title, during his second season in Val d’Isere he did it again, obtaining that coveted star for the “Table de l’Ours” gastronomic restaurant.

The star that propelled Val d’Isere into the exclusive circle of resorts recognized by the famous red guide.

Address : Chemin des Carats 73150 Val d’Isere Savoie

L’Atelier d’Edmond
L’Atelier d’Edmond is a gourmet restaurant to be found in the Fornet village.
Edmond was the grandfather of owner Jacques Leprivey. He was Val d’Isere’s first ski patroller but also Mr “DIY”, a genius in the domain of repairs, invention and creation. His workshop was full of tools, which are now dislayed in one of the theme dining areas - the “workshop”. A second area represents a mountain refuge and a third is organised around an immense fireplace.

Meticulous service, an original menu, non smoking areas, a shuttle service for guests, a “knick knack” corner where local craftsmen display original creations… these are just a few of the characteristics which make this new restaurant worthy of recommendation.

Menu : £51.
Address : Le Fornet, 73150 Val-d'Isere Savoie

Pier Paul Jack
An original catering and interior decoration concept to be found in the “Aigle des Neiges” hotel, in the village centre. Pier is the hotel restaurant.

Paul is the smaller original “world cuisine” restaurant. Jack is the bar to try tapas whilst enjoying live music. The hip place to spend an evening.

Typical price : £40
Address : place de l’Eglise, 73150 Val d’Isere.

Le Canyon
From the breakfast « all can you eat buffet” to the late dinner (8am-to midnight, 7days per week) and the hot wine pancakes or home made tart, Le Canyon is an unavoidable stop in the heart of the Station.
Where the atmosphere and the user friendly seenery, you can taste all the “ savoyardes”specialities like raclette, tartiflette, and cheese fondue...

But also, the snales tarte fine with ceps, the crusty duck with ceps, the meat tartar, the grilled meat, and also a small italian wink with the pizzas and pasta.

For the end of your dinner, just ask for cigar cave and brandy

Typical Price : £13 starter, £20 main
Address : immeuble Les Cimes 73150 Val d'Isere

La Grande Ourse
" La Grande Ourse" is the place where you’ll encounter the fashionable Val d’Isere enthousiasts for a good lunch on the terrace in the sunshine or inside close to the fireplace.

Head Chef, Philippe Debise. His cuisine is an amazing gastronomic journey, a "melange" of the best classic French dishes with inspirations from around the World.

For lunch, enjoy the incredible "dish of the day" Le Schuss whilst taking in the sunshine on our terrasse overlooking the slopes.
For dinner, you can enjoy an excellant set menu or try the incredible A la Carte Menu in our cosy restaurant complete with alpine ambience and a traditional open fireplace.

Upon request, our Chef and his team will be delighted to prepare some of his speciliaties such as : Farmhouse stuffed Chicken baked in a Brioche, served with a fondant of fresh vegetables, or alternatively, the slow roasted Leg of Lamb in its own juices cooked in a Rock Salt Crust.

Address : Chef Lieu 73150 Val d'Isere

Val d'Isere's mountain restaurants

Once you're on the slopes, you certainly won't feel like going back to your apartment to have lunch !!! Just stop off at one of Val d'Isere's mountain restaurants...

Massif de Bellevarde

Le Bellevarde
+33 4 79 06 05 76

La Folie Douce/La Fruitiere
+33 4 79 06 01 47
+33 4 79 06 07 17

Les Marmottes
+33 4 79 06 05 08

La Taniere
+33 4 79 06 11 29

Le Trifollet
+33 4 79 41 96 99


Fornet area

Le Signal
+33 4 79 06 03 38

Chalet Restaurant L'edelweiss
+33 6 10 28 70 64

Solaise area

Bar de l'Ouillette
+ 33 4 79 41 94 74

Cabaret des neiges
+ 33 4 79 08 75 44

La Datcha
+ 33 4 79 06 21 14

La Ferme de l'Arsellaz
+ 33 4 79 41 12 30


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Sleep Val D'Isere

HOTEL LES BARMES DE L’OURS 4 **** LUXE

On the foot of the Bellevarde Olympic runand at the heart of the Killy ski domain.


more about HOTEL LES BARMES DE L’OURS 4 **** LUXE

HOTEL CHRISTIANIA 4 ****

Located in the centre of Val d’Isere, close to the slopes, the Christiania, 4 stars, combines the charm and comfort of a mountain Hotel with the elegance of tradition.

more about HOTEL CHRISTIANIA 4 ****

HOTEL KANDAHAR 3 ***

In the main street, 200 m far from the slopes, in the centre

more about HOTEL KANDAHAR 3 ***

HOTEL SAMOVAR 3 ***

At the bottom of the World Cup slopes, facing the funicular in the centre of the espace Killy.

more about HOTEL SAMOVAR 3 ***

LA SAVOYARDE 3***

In the heart of the resort and near the slopes.

more about LA SAVOYARDE 3***
HÔTEL LA TOVIERE

Comfortable hotel, twenty four rooms with balcony and open view on ski slopes or on mountains and old village of la Daille.

more about HÔTEL LA TOVIERE
Hotel LE RELAIS DU SKI & Hotel LA BAILLETTA 2**


400m from the centre in le Fornet direction.

more about LE RELAIS DU SKI & Hotel LA BAILLETTA 2**
HOTEL LES CRETES BLANCHES - 2**

In the centre of the resort
Number of rooms : 30

more about HOTEL LES CRETES BLANCHES - 2**
HOTEL LES LAUZES 2 **

In the old village, next to the church. Lift from Solaise and Bellevarde at 50 m.

Number of rooms : 23



more about HOTEL LES LAUZES 2 **
ALPINA LODGE 4**** (residence)

In the center of the resort,on the main street. During the winter months, The Alpina Lodge Residence will give you access to the fabulous Espace Killy ski domain and in summer you can dicover the riches of the Vanoise National Park. Located right in the heart of Val d’Isere, you have easy access to all the shops and services the resort offers.
more about ALPINA LODGE 4**** (residence)
LES CHALETS DU JARDIN ALPIN 3*** (residence)

Legettaz area, ski to the door.

The three chalets built in traditional style from local stone and doted with slate rooves, are situated at the foot of the Solaise massif; doorstep skiing, in a quiet residential area...

more about LES CHALETS DU JARDIN ALPIN 3*** (residence)


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Drink Val D'Isere
Val d'Isere bars

From a quiet aperitif... to the early hours


For party animals or those who just want to have a quiet after-skiing drink, Val d'Isere offers a large selection of bars and pubs.

To start off the evening with a quiet drink you can always try the Boubou bar (look out for the locals...), The XV, Pub, Tropique (caribean atmosphere), St Hubert, Alexandra (for a game of pool) or why not try out a hotel bar like the Blizzard or Pierre Paul Jack.

If you are more into the english scene, try the "Happy hours" down the Pacific Bar, the Saloon or at the Moris Pub (live concerts).


You feel like Sweden or Denmark is calling you... Have a look at the Petit Danois or Victor's (swedish girls & boys everywhere...).

More radical... The Lodge, Bananas, Cafe Face.
What ever your choice, you'll surely find good looking girls & boys, good music and great drinks.

Val d'Isere nightclubs
One final stop the resort's nightclubs : Le Graal, the new french scene and Dick's Tea Bar where you are better off speaking english or swedish.

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Play Val D'Isere

Val d’Isere is surrounded by a vast skiing area, as varied in its slope exposure as in its levels of difficulty. 90 ski lifts and 300 km of beginner to expert runs make up the Espace Killy,

The skiing area shared between Val d’Isere and Tignes. Waiting is a thing of the past, thanks to the ultra modern ski lifts and the “hands free” lift pass system. The excellent quality of the snow and permanent slope grooming ensure ideal skiing conditions. Come into the “world’s finest winter playground” and discover the Espace Killy, with its unforgettable panoramas and perfect, oh so perfect slopes.

Snow Activities
• Skiing
• Snowboarding
• Cross-country Skiing
• Off piste skiing
and much more ...

Non-Snow Activities
• Walking
• Para-gliding
• Climbing
• Ice Skating
• Fitness/Relaxing and Leisure activities
• Bridge, Cinema
• Adventure Activities (i.e. Mountaineering & Ice Climbing, Flying, Ice Driving, Horse riding & Ski joring ...)
• Cooking Lessons
and much more ...
more about Val d’Isere activities


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Getting to Val D'Isere

By road
Recommended route during the winter from Paris, Lyon or Chambery

Motorway A43 to Albertville
Dual carriageway to Moutiers
Road D902 to Bourg St Maurice
Val d'Isère

Please note that in autumn & winter the following alpine
passes are closed :
- Petit St Bernard
- Iseran
- Mont Cenis

Distances
Paris/Val d'Isère - 695km
Lyon/Val d'Isère - 220km
Chambéry/Val d'Isère - 134km
Albertville/Val d'Isère - 86km

Road Information
Osiris centre : + 33 4 79 37 72 40
DDE Information
(Previsions, conditions, resort roads...)

Find a parking place
Val d'Isere has taken measures against the increasing traffic congestion, lack of space and heavy snowfalls. Pedestrians areas are given priority in the resort centre. Paying parking spaces have been optimized.

Car parks

Tel

Centre

+33 4 79 06 07 44

Funival

+33 4 79 06 07 44

Pierre et Vacances

+33 4 79 41 30 30

La Balme

+33 4 79 06 02 62

Conference centre

+33 4 79 06 21 23

By plane or helicopter

Plane ticket Information
To buy your plane ticket, contact the companies flying from your country.

Airports
Geneva Cointrin Airport
(180 Km from Val d'Isère - Transfer : 4h30 by bus)
+41 22 717 71 11

Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport
(220 Km from Val d'Isère - Transfer : 3h30 by bus)
+33 4 72 22 72 21

Chambéry airport
(130 Km from Val d'Isère -Transfer : 3h30 by bus)
+33 4 79 54 49 54

Grenoble airport
(210 Km from Val d'Isère )
+33 4 76 65 48 48

Heliport
SAF Hélicoptères
+33 4 79 41 93 49 / +33 4 79 08 00 91

By train
Val d'Isère's closest railway station is located in Bourg St Maurice, 30km away from the ski resort.
Every day, especialy in the winter, numerous trains (TGV, Eurostar, Thalys...) arrive in Bourg St Maurice train station

SNCF Information / Booking

08 36 35 35 35
+33 4 79 06 03 55 (Val d'Isère office)

Once in Bourg St Maurice, you can easily take a bus or taxi to Val d'Isère.
Bourg St Maurice train station to Val d'Isère : 40mn by car & 1h10mn by coach

 Taxis transfers

Val d'Isère Taxis

Tel

A.B.C Taxi

+33 6 18 19 20 00

Taxis Autocars Nicolas

+33 4 79 41 01 25

Altitude Espace Taxi

+33 6 07 41 11 53

Taxi Papillon

+33 6 08 99 93 96

AA Taxi

+33 6 17 15 49 83

Etoile des Neiges Taxi

+33 6 25 89 40 53

Bozzetto Taxis

+33 4 79 06 02 50

Anémone Taxis

+33 6 09 41 01 46

Avalin Taxi n°10

+33 6 20 20 02 03

1 Taxi

+33 6 14 24 63 41

Car hire with chauffeur

AJL Transport

+33 6 08 92 90 97

Bel France Int

+33 6 08 26 86 46

 

Bozzetto Taxis

+33 4 79 06 02 50

Etoile des Neiges Taxi

+33 6 25 89 40 53

Europe Transfer

+33 6 29 52 37 50


Bus transfers

Cars Martin
(00 33 4 79 06 00 42

Gare routière/Coach station
(00 33 4 79 07 04 49

Altibus
(00 33 479 68 32 96

Autocar Nicolas
(Max : 19 pax)
(+33 4 79 41 01 25

Car hire

Relais d’altitude
(+ 33 4 79 06 07 44

Europcar France
[parking du centre]
(+ 33 4 79 04 04 20


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Practical Guide

Number of ski instructors : 300

Spoken language : English, spanish, german, italien, russian, japanese, dutch, swedish, portuguese.

Services offered : Any activities (ski, snowboard, off piste, cross country ski, snowshoes excursion, telemark…), off piste excursion.

Children : Any activities from 4 years old.
click for our practical guide to Val d’Isere


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